By Harry Dong
Updated: 7:50 PST, April 6, 2017
How to embezzle $1M in just 5 easy steps:
- Become the founder of a school so you can go incognito and cannot become a scapegoat for blame
- Take the money, and run… like to another state
- Spread out the time you take the money, don’t just take it all at once like a greedy bastard…However, the two most important things to remember are to:
- Smile every day, and act pretty
- Spend your days around a bunch of little kids so you reduce the number of people who can convict you, genius.
A woman by the name of Kate Mecca, who founded a Mill Valley, CA school in 1976 is now infamous for diverting over $650,000 in funds to her own personal account at a bank for usage. The report allegedly says: “The sheriff’s office would conduct an investigation to determine whether a crime has been committed” (Rodriguez, 1). To determine if the accusation of her stealing over $600,000 for her own personal interest actually happened. Something seems strange about that, she did, it and it almost indubitable. It is beyond me as to why anyone would think to revoke an accusation of saying that someone stole $600,000, I would feel very bad for the sheriff’s office that would have to take that back.
Nevertheless, she is a genius if she is able to prevent the elucidation of her atrocious act. The fact that people need to question the legitimacy of the accusation, means that her embezzling almost went undetected. For 8 years.
In addition to her inconspicuous nature, she further reduced potential detected by stealing the money over 8 years, rather than all at once. The early bird does NOT get the worm in this case.
Regardless of the genius maneuver that she might have pulled off, embezzling money is just a terrible idea because you are going to get caught. People tend to assume that money doesn’t get documented, but there are people called accountants that are on it like a hawk. This is also a first world country, where almost everything gets documented in the most effective way possible, so going under the radar is almost fictitious.
Cheers woman to now having to fork out over $600,000. All I can say, is I hope that you didn’t spend all of it because you are an SOL in that case.